Arizona State beats UCLA 84-73 for 3rd straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Remy Martin scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and had a career-high 11 assists, helping Arizona State beat UCLA 84-73 on Thursday night for the Sun Devils’ first win at Pauley Pavilion since 2009.

The Sun Devils (14-5, 5-2 Pac-12) moved into a second-place tie with Arizona, which lost at USC 80-57. They’ve won three in a row.

Luguentz Dort added 16 points, Kimani Lawrence had 15 points, and Zylan Cheatham had a career-high 20 rebounds for ASU.

The Bruins (10-9, 3-3) lost their third in a row and seventh in 10 games. They struggled with missed shots and turnovers in the final six minutes and made just 6 of 15 free throws in the second half.

They were unlucky, too. The Bruins missed three shots on one possession when they were behind by eight.

Kris Wilkes and Jaylen Hands led UCLA with 15 points each.

Trailing by one at halftime, the Sun Devils rallied behind Martin’s hot shooting. He made three 3-pointers while scoring 13 points in the first eight minutes of the half.

Dort earned a flagrant-1 foul for knocking down Wilkes in the game’s final seconds. In the first half, Wilkes received a flagrant-1 foul for contact with Taeshon Cherry, who fell.

The Bruins scored the game’s first 11 points while pressing Arizona State into missing its first four shots and committing two turnovers. They kept it up and led 27-10.

The Sun Devils used an 11-0 run of their own to take a 28-27 lead. UCLA had three turnovers during its drought.

Neither team led by more two points over the final 6:52 of the half. David Singleton’s 3-pointer kept UCLA ahead 44-43 at the break.


Arizona State: The Sun Devils are back on a roll for the first time since the start of the season when they won their first seven and were ranked.

UCLA: The Bruins have their first three-game skid under interim coach Murry Bartow after winning their first three in the aftermath of Steve Alford’s firing. They face a tough trip to first-place Washington next week.


Arizona State: Visits Southern California on Saturday.

UCLA: Hosts Arizona on Saturday in the Wildcats’ first visit to Pauley Pavilion since 2017.


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